August 27, 2013 |
Melbourne IT, an Australian firm that allows website owners to buy addresses such as latimes.com, said the downtime suffered by the New York Times website Tuesday began when hackers gained access to the user name and password of one of the company's sales partners. Using those reseller's credentials, hackers changed the records that tell computers around the world from where to download web pages when someone types NYTimes.com into an Internet browser. [Updated, 8:27 a.m. Aug. 28: The U.S.-based sales partner's credentials ended up in the hackers' hands after a targeted phishing attack was directed at the firm's staff, Melbourne IT Chief Technology Officer Bruce Tonkin said early Wednesday.
January 8, 2001 |
Media company New York Times Co. said Sunday that it will cut 69 jobs, or 17% of the work force, at its money-losing Internet unit. The across-the-board job cuts come as the unit, New York Times Digital, faces slowing growth in online advertising. "The growth in Internet advertising spending . . . is not happening as quickly as we like," New York Times Co. spokeswoman Catherine Mathis told Reuters. The reductions in the 400-strong work force will take place today.
December 27, 2006 |
New York Times Co. had its credit rating cut to BBB-plus from A-minus by Standard & Poor's, which cited challenging business conditions and debt from capital spending projects. The new rating is S&P's third-lowest investment-grade level, and the outlook for the company's debt is negative, the ratings company said. New York Times is building a new headquarters in Times Square, consolidating printing operations and reducing the width of its flagship newspaper.
January 9, 2004 |
A 22-year-old California man pleaded guilty to hacking into New York Times Co.'s computer network and entering a database containing personal information about opinion-editorial page contributors. Adrian Lamo, who turned himself in to federal authorities in Sacramento in September, pleaded guilty to one count of computer damage causing more than $5,000 in losses to the New York Times.